Dollar Tree Organization : Underneath My Kitchen Sink

Using items from the dollar tree can really help you organize your home!  As I’ve mentioned before, we moved into our home a little over a year ago.  That was also the same time we had our second child.  This past year was a blur and I just now feel like I’m starting on home projects that don’t involve paint, flooring or anything of major expense.

Therefore, I have turned my attention to the dollar tree for inspiration in organization.  The last time I shared my toiletry closet here.  I used similar items this past week to organize the sink cabinets in our kitchen and half bath downstairs.

Get ready to see below my kitchen sink.  I’m really getting vulnerable here.  These are the places you keep closed when guests come over.  And here I am taking pictures – :)

What a mess right?  I find that when I’m in the kitchen, I’m in the zone and with kids underfoot things get thrown into the cabinet that has a lock.   And don’t ask me why I have peg boards below my kitchen sink.  It’s another question I’d like to ask the past owner.

Better?  I used the plastic containers I also used here in the toiletry closet organization.  The humbling part of this, was that this took me all of 15 minutes.  Why did I have to stare at that dis-organization for a year?  Think of all the time I wasted looking for something.  The most time consuming part of the project was when I lined the cabinet with decorative contact paper drawer liner.  I use the contact paper liner because I find that it stays in place and lasts a long time.  I find it at Big Lots.

Speaking of lining your drawers and cabinets. My hubby teases me that I can’t have a cabinet or drawer un-lined. It feels naked.  Am I weird?  Do you line all your drawers?

Moving on….  I also organized and lined our half bath cabinet below the sink.  I have a station there for diaper changing that works great for us.   It’s convenient so that I don’t have to run upstairs to grab a diaper if one is needed.

Of note is that I found 9 containers of sunscreen.  Why?  I have no idea.

Total Cost for this Dollar Tree Sink Organization:
2 Plastic Bins – $2
Contact Paper Liner (Big Lots) – ? ,  I bought it awhile ago, and have no idea what I paid for it.

I feel so much better having organized these small spaces.  My next goal is to organize our master bathrooms upstairs.  That one will take a bit more creativity.  Stay tuned…


  1. Aileen says

    I like what you did. But, I’m not sure why you’ve not used those peg boards to take advantage of the vertical space. There’s a whole world of bins, baskets, hooks, etc. for peg boards.

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